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Two dead, at least 30 injured in explosion south of Shanghai

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Staff Writer | November 26, 2017
The early morning explosion struck a riverfront neighbourhood in Ningbo, one of China's busiest ports south of Shanghai, news outlets reported.
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China   The blast knocked down residential buildings
Firefighters traced the blast to a hole in the ground where a toilet had been but the cause still was under investigation, state television said on its website. It gave no indication whether the explosion site was inside a building.

Two people were killed and two more seriously injured, the district office announced on its social media account.

At least 30 others were taken to hospitals, according to, a website operated by the Global Times newspaper.

This blast knocked down residential buildings, but they were vacant and in the process of being demolished, said. It said there might have been people in the area collecting scrap for recycling.